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Metal / Re: Making quality metal
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:49:59 AM »
If these two ideas are used in metal, then there truly will be no distinction between metal and classical.

But do we really want that to happen? Why listen to a bastardized version of classical when we can listen to the real thing? We should ponder on this questions I believe. Besides, there's an whole lot more to classical music besides counterpontualism and through-composed forms.

Metal is a bastardized form of classical right now. I propose a way for metal to legitimately be comparable to classical.

Metal / OVERKILL World Tour
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:44:50 AM »
7 – Wacken Open Air / Wacken – GER
17 – Shangr-La / Osaka – JP
18 – Club Citta’ / Kawasaki – JP  THRASH DOMINATION 2010
19 – Club Citta’ / Kawasaki – JP  THRASH DOMINATION 2010
23 – The HI FI / Brisbane – AU
24 – The HI FI / Melbourne – AU
25 – Metro / Sydney – AU
5 – Montage Music Hall / Rochester – NY
6 – Crazy Donkey / Farmingdale – NY
7 – Club Hell / Providence – RI
8 – Sonar / Baltimore – MD
9 – Alley Katz / Richmond – VA
10 – Amos’ / Charlotte – NC
11 – Volume 11 / Raleigh – NC
12 – Hooligans / Jacksonville – NC
13 – Club Firestone / Orlando – FL
14 – Culture Room / Ft Lauderdale – FL
15 – The Masquerade / Atlanta – GA
16 – Peabody’s / Cleveland – OH
17 – Newport Music Hall / Columbus – OH
18 – Diesel Nightclub / Pittsburgh – PA
19 – Rocko’s / Manchester – NH
20 – Starland Ballroom / Sayreville – NJ

These are just the remaining tour dates. They've been touring all year. I don't think the line-up on the fliers is correct because they're coming to my city and the line-up announced here is very different. The supporting bands here will be FORBIDDEN, EVILE

Metal / Re: Making quality metal
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:17:52 AM »
The riff-based structure of metal holds it back. Long non-repetitive melodies are necessary and not beyond the abilities of the best bands. I think most bands suffer from trying to be metal and are unable to give up metal's past. Also, I think it's about time counterpoint makes its way into metal. This probably hasn't happened due to the traditional lack of formal music training of metal musicians. Again, it's probably within the abilities of the best artists. If these two ideas are used in metal, then there truly will be no distinction between metal and classical.

« on: July 29, 2010, 08:53:39 AM »
Decibel Magazine and Cynic are proud to announce the inaugural Hall of Fame tour! Historic in every sense, the Hall of Fame tour, titled Re-Traced / Re-Focused Live, will see progressive metal icons Cynic perform Hall of Fame album Focus in its entirety, along with tracks from the group’s lauded second album, Traced in Air, and more. Direct support comes from progressive masters Intronaut and Dysrhythmia.

“We’re not only excited about this Hall Of Fame tour with Decibel, we’re committed to giving Cynic fans a unique and memorable concert experience unlike ever before,” says Cynic frontman/guitarist Paul Masvidal. “Focus will be performed in its entirety from start to finish, along with Traced in Air and beyond. It’s going to be a journey directly into Cynic’s pulsating, vibrant heart.”

“Decibel is honored to have a band of the caliber and historical significance of Cynic to headline our inaugural Hall of Fame tour,” added Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian. “Their Focus album has withstood the test of time like few other records, and I’m thrilled that death and progressive metal fans can experience its live power on this special tour.”

Read the article at the Decibel website.

Thu/Jul-22 - Los Angeles CA - El Rey Theatre
Fri/Jul-23 - San Francisco CA - Slim's
Sat/Jul-24 - Portland OR - Hawthorne
Mon/Jul-26 - Vancouver BC - Commodore
Wed/Jul-28 - Denver CO - Marquis
Fri/Jul-30 - Minneapolis MN - Station 4
Sat/Jul-31 - Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
Sun/Aug-01 - Detroit MI - Magic Stick
Mon/Aug-02 - Toronto ON - Opera House
Wed/Aug-04 - Montreal QC - Café Campus
Thu/Aug-05 - Boston MA - Harpers Ferry
Fri/Aug-06 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
Sat/Aug-07 - Philadelphia PA - Trocadero
Sun/Aug-08 - Washington DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel
Mon/Aug-09 - Carrboro NC - Cat's Cradle
Tue/Aug-10 - Atlanta GA - Masquerade
Thu/Aug-12 - Orlando FL - The Social
Fri/Aug-13 - Ft Lauderdale FL - Culture Room
** Venues subject to change. Check local listings.

They just finished a European tour and the U.S. one has already started. Sorry I just found out about this.

Interzone / Re: Out of Africa: 840,000 years?
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:23:42 PM »
The humans that traveled to Europe bred with the Neanderthals. The Neanderthals were better suited to cold weather, and perhaps this is how our European ancestors survived.

Metal / Re: Enslaved cancels show with christian BM band
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:16:30 PM »
There's so much meme material in blackassailant's post.

"dont loose your energie with this stupid discussions" Did he refer to himself in the third person?

Is his user name supposed to be racist?

Interzone / Re: Moff's Law
« on: July 26, 2010, 01:01:01 AM »
And I know many people who prefer not to think about much of what they consume, and with them I have no argument. I also have no argument with people who disagree with another person’s thoughts about a work of art.

Ironically, this is just as silly as what the person in the post is getting bent out of shape over. Why is it only acceptable to have a problem with the vapidity of the average modern person when they force it upon others, and not when they're being passive aggressive about it, or simply "keeping it to themselves" altogether? So this guy has no qualms with those who willfully turn their brains off -- something only people who are afraid ever do, and fear is unproductive -- so long as they're not displaying their idiocy publicly?

He also takes the "Everyone has the right to an opinion" stance, which is disastrous in itself. Why wouldn't you "have an argument" with someone who disagrees? You can't both be right, and leaving everyone to their own, compromised "opinions" is a big part of what brings society down.

I'm sure he has a problem with this but this was a comment on the internet and thus beyond it's scope. If he had more than just one premise it would have have detracted from its impact. Also, he likely predicted that any arguments opposing him would likely focus on the same thing you have, but inversely.

Metal / Re: A DAY OF DEATH (1990) festival article, MP3 set
« on: July 26, 2010, 12:30:04 AM »
How is this news?

Metal / Re: Cavalera In Wonderland...
« on: July 15, 2010, 11:35:26 PM »
Even Lamb of God has produced better work than this.

Metal / Re: Evil Black Metal is hogwash.
« on: July 15, 2010, 11:25:45 PM »
Maybe I'm not totally accurate with some of my above statements, but when I listen to most black metal, I'm thinking of some kid wearing grease paint, sporting secondhand BDSM gear he bought used from an estate sale, going on stage and shouting about darkness/cold weather/black people/graves/Jesus/Satan/Vikings (even though he is probably of English descent) then taking the bus home, finding his correct trailer while trying to see straight after all the coconut rum he drank got to him, and then plopping down in front of the TV to watch Cartoon Network before going to bed and then to work at the office.  So I just really can't take this genre very seriously at all.

Yes, only music made by real demons or vikings is listenable.

Metal / Re: Bands for Maryland Deathfest 2011 announced
« on: July 06, 2010, 09:31:02 PM »
Are you guys seriously declaring this festival a failure already? Like 50 bands go to it every year and this preliminary lineup is very promising considering the event is a year away. Besides that, they've had a lot of great bands booked every year and there's no reason to think this year will be any different.

Show this to your friends and prove that the ANUS was right all along.

A woman has got to have her priorities in line! What will all the other moms at the PTA meeting say if they find out her husband left her for one of those perky-breasted teenagers. A woman in this day and age should NOT have to worry about the health of her own children. A proper liberated woman pays someone to do that for her. Now since we all know that scientists in China have scientifically proven with scientific tests that women actually become more attractive with age just like men(citation needed), we can't have these parasites leeching the fun out of my bags. There must be progress toward a future where men can be made to breast feed at least the same amount of time as women, in fact more in order to pay for the years of abuse. We feminists have discovered that semen has nearly identical properties to human breast milk and are working on a way so that babies can derive sustenance directly from a man's own fun bags. Only until then can we have absolute equality!

Interzone / Re: Mark Boyle, the man who tries to live without money
« on: June 30, 2010, 08:58:56 PM »
He fails because he offers his lifestyle as a solution when it clearly is not. If everyone did this, no one would be producing garbage to live from, and then money would be needed all over again to be able to obtain goods. Being inspired by people like this is rather odd as he really didn't do anything unusual; he lives what seems like the typical white trash life to me, but with composting!

Interzone / Re: A fat woman
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:48:11 PM »
"I'm very healthy. I go to the doctor every three months,"
"But after a friend died following complications from gastric bypass surgery, she decided to quit the dieting and the weight pills and eat what she wanted."

Notice how bare the house is and how cheap their furnishings are.

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